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Lesson 2: Pesky Pests and Household Hazards
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This lesson teaches kids about pests, pesticides, and how to get rid of pests in homes and schools safely by taking away their food, water, and shelter.

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Kids Will Be Able to:

  • define pests, pesticides, household hazards, chemicals, and toxic;
  • list the steps to take if they ingest or touch a household hazard; and
  • name three household pests and explain how to safely get rid of them.
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Lession 2: Pesky Pests and Household 

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Poster 1 (PDF) (2pp, 957K)
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Poster 2 (PDF) (2pp, 1.7MB)
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Poster 3 (PDF) (2pp, 547K)
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Visual Cards (PDF) (5pp, 1.42MB)
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